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"Meeting Human Needs: Public, Corporate and Private Responses" is topic of April 8-9 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics at Augsburg College

Mar. 16, 1999

Motivation for volunteer service and philanthropy often varies from the public to corporate to private sectors, and as a result, conflicts between the groups can occur. The ethical issues that arise and how society is meeting human needs at different levels will be the topic at the 17th Annual Augsburg Seminar in Applied Ethics on April 8-9 in two events that are free and open to the public.

On Thursday evening, April 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Ron James, former business executive with U.S. West and Ceridian Corporation will address the public and corporate role in philanthropy. The program will be moderated by Mark Peterson, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

On Friday morning, April 9, at a convocation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Peterson will conclude with a perspective on the role of the private sector--why and how it responds to human needs. There will be a question and answer period in which all three presenters will participate.

Both events will be held in the Hoversten Chapel (located in the Foss Center at the corner of Riverside and 22nd avenues south).

The Annual Augsburg Ethics Symposium is funded by the Batalden Applied Ethics Fund, established by Abner and Martha Batalden, Paul and LaVonne Batalden, and Stephen and Sandra Batalden. The fund brings national and international authorities in the field of ethics to Augsburg College to discuss questions of applied ethics within spiritual and practical dimensions.